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Poster: Time Traveller Date: Aug 11, 2009 8:23pm
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Micorsoft(shit) and Workstation Insecurity

Because of what I do, I have to use Outlook, but I do use Mailwasher Pro (NZ written, http://firetrust.com/ the free version only does one email account) to screen mail, in fact MW is running all the time.

I would like nothing more but get rid of IE, but what about the updates for Windows?

Any quick way of disabling it? Originally when I had Foxit, with a PDF on the desktop, Adobe opened, anywhere else, Foxit opened. I installed Adobe Reader, then IE began opening, when I did, I began panicking at all the malware it was going to drag down, if I opened my Firewall to it.

I just been sorting documents, a whole stack of paper going back to 1993, all sorts, for the archive.

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Poster: garthus Date: Aug 11, 2009 8:36pm
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Micorsoft(shit) and Workstation Insecurity

Peter,

I run no firewall on my workstations, it is unecessary if you have security set up properly. However running a firewall regardless is probably a good idea. I prefer to filter at my gateway, but that is another story. Main solution is to always do custom installations of applications and disable all start menu entries and automatic updates.

Disable all Microshit updates by eliminating the registry keys and then run Windiz:

http://windizupdate.com/

This independently allows you to update Microshit products without the MS validation tool which collects all kinds of info concerning you machine. If you like I can send you a disk (DVD) containing my latest winxp version which does not come with IE, messenger installed if you choose.

What do you run that requires outlook, I know of nothing that requires it.

Gerry

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Poster: Time Traveller Date: Aug 11, 2009 9:44pm
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Micorsoft(shit) and Workstation Insecurity

What do you know of an email App Evolution and UTF-7?

back to you later

Ps thanks for that update thing, how about the registry changes?

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Poster: garthus Date: Aug 12, 2009 10:35am
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Micorsoft(shit) and Workstation Insecurity

Peter,

I use evolution on my linux box; runs in the Gnome interface. To my best recollection it is UTF-8 compliant.

Gerry

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Poster: Time Traveller Date: Aug 12, 2009 11:39pm
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Micorsoft(shit) and Workstation Insecurity

Gerry,

I have been locked out until now, guess how i got back in?

What versation of Evolution are you running?

I got another of that ex-mates postings, I am going to look at the header to see what he is useing now.

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Poster: garthus Date: Aug 13, 2009 9:21am
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Micorsoft(shit) and Workstation Insecurity

Peter,

I am using the latest version which comes with Debian SID; however right now I mostly use squrrel mail for my IMPAP server and use webmail since I host my own Email accounts.

Gerry

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Poster: skies Date: Aug 12, 2009 11:52pm
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Micorsoft(shit) and Workstation Insecurity

Wnen the boat is sinkink,the only solution is to learn to swim fast not waiting to save every body else,and have the run on your own . Souds cruel ? I didn't make the rulus here,had to find out the hard way when nothing else worked !